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MK Recap 3: The Future of MK: Legacy and The New Movie
by Gambid on May 30, 2014 :: 0 Comments

As we reported a few months back, Mortal Kombat: Legacy director Kevin Tancharoen informed the fans at the end of last year that he is leaving Mortal Kombat after three years spent with the franchise. Ever since that day, there has been a complete eclipse regarding the fate of the third season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy and that of the new movie. All that changed, when NerdReactor interviewed Kevin about his latest project:

With Legacy, you have approached each season differently, with the first one being an anthology of sorts.

With Legacy Season 1, it was kind of a big experiment. No one has done it before, and we didn’t know if should be an anthology or connected. We did the first one as an anthology and the second one more serialized. In the future, it will definitely be more connected and more cohesive.

We are starting to talk about it [Legacy Season 3] literally this week (knock on wood). I’m starting to talk to Warner Bros. and the video game creators, so hopefully we can see it through.

We better see it, especially after that cliffhanger in Legacy Season 2.

I know, we pissed off way too many people. Ed Boon and I are going to get together and chat and talk to Warner Bros. about figuring it out.



Is this the reason why we’re not going to see a Mortal Kombat movie from you?

We all feel right now that we have such a trajectory to the series. There are so many more stories to tell in that format.


So, there we have it. It seems that there is still hope for Season 3 of Mortal Kombat: Legacy, while the new movie seems to be on hold, at least according to its former director.

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Kevin Tancharoen Leaves the Mortal Kombat Movie Reboot
by Gambid on Nov 17, 2013 :: 9 Comments

Kevin Tancharoen, the director of the Mortal Kombat: Legacy series and the Mortal Kombat Movie Reboot has announced on Twitter that he is leaving the Mortal Kombat franchise after working on it for the past 3 years:


Kevin Tancharoen rose to popularity among the Mortal Kombat fans, after accidentally releasing his Mortal Kombat short Mortal Kombat Rebirth on YouTube. The clip quickly gathered millions of views and eventually led to a job at Warner Bros, where he directed the first and the second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy and was working on a movie reboot:



The details which led to him leaving the project are currently unknown. How this will affect the production of the new movie and the possible third season of the series is also not clear.



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Legacy Season 2 Arrives Tomorrow: New Trailer & Movie Plans
by Gambid on Sep 25, 2013 :: 1 Comments

The long wait is finally over, Mortal Kombat: Legacy Season 2 arrives tomorrow, September 26th, on Machinima. And this time we won't have to wait an entire week for the next episode, as all episodes will be released together. Take a look at this brand new trailer:





Also, take a look at this interview with Mortal Kombat: Legacy director Kevin Tancharoen, in which he does not only discuss the series, but the upcoming movie as well:

HC: Does the the upcoming movie function as “Mortal Kombat Legacy 3″? Or will it start from scratch?

KT: We made a conscious decision that the movie is going to be its own universe, the reason being that we want “Legacy” to live on its own and I don’t want them to have to rely on each other because I think the world of “Legacy” still has a lot of stories to tell. They’re just two different mediums and two different styles of storytelling. I picture that there’s also a version of “Mortal Kombat” that’s a TV version or a Netflix version that lives on and is epic in its scope like “Game of Thrones.” Obviously, they’re not shy about killing their main characters, and I would have to do the same thing. “Mortal Kombat” has been around for over 20 years. The movie has to stand on its own. We want to take the mythology that everyone knows but also add to it. We’re still taking the canon, but we’re adding additional characters to still push it forward for another, who knows, 20 or 30 years. “Mortal Kombat” could be one of those games that could be around forever, and that’s how we’re treating the feature film.


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MK: Legacy S2 Scorpion VS Sub-Zero Clip, New Movie Character
by Gambid on Jul 3, 2013 :: 11 Comments

During Machinima Prime's 24-Hour First Birthday stream, Mortal Kombat: Legacy director Kevin Tancharoen briefly discussed his work on the web series and the new movie.

He revealed that he is creating a new character for the movie and that if things go well, the character might appear in the next game as DLC character.

Mortal Kombat Legacy Season 2 Scorpion VS Sub-Zero


Part of the stream was a brand new video from the second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy. The video shows a complete fight scene between Scorpion and Bi Han, the elder Sub-Zero. Take a look, it start at 23:48:00:



Take a look at all available Mortal Kombat: Legacy information, including the latest cast and crew announcements in our Mortal Kombat: Legacy.

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Legacy Season 2 Interview + 2. Trailer, Feature Film Plans
by Gambid on Apr 8, 2013 :: 22 Comments

During this years' MIPCube Mortal Kombat: Legacy director Kevin Tancharoen and Lance Sloane, Head of Digital Programming and Development at Warner Bros. Digital Distribution participated in a discussion about the past, the present and the future of Mortal Kombat: Legacy and the next Mortal Kombat Feature Film.

Mortal Kombat Legacy Season 2 Trailer 2


Unfortunately no concrete release date has been announced for both projects but the next movie is mentioned in a conjunction with a new Mortal Kombat game, both planned for 2014. This should of course not be taken as an official announcement because it wasn't meant as one. The part of the conversation where this information comes from can be found at 19:30 and the release was mentioned with hopefully in between. Tons of additional interesting information is given and this is definitely an interview that you will not want to miss.

Make sure to watch till the end to watch a brand new Mortal Kombat: Legacy Season 2 trailer. It starts at 29:50:

The video was removed by the user.


Whether the information about a new movie and game releases in 2014 is completely accurate remains to be seen but nevertheless it is great to see some new Mortal Kombat information.

Update 04.09.2013:

The video went private only several hours upon its release. It looks like the Warner cover up machine is on full speed lately. It kind of makes us wonder what part of the discussion we weren't supposed to see. Whatever it is, it is too late because the cat is already out of the bag. Too bad for those of you who couldn't enjoy the new trailer but Machinima will probably release it too at some point.

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Mortal Kombat: Legacy Season 2 Streamys Backstage Interview
by Gambid on Feb 18, 2013 :: 0 Comments

Mortal Kombat: Legacy director Kevin Tancharoen gave an interview yesterday after the 2013 Streamy Awards. He spoke about the future of digital media distribution and mentioned his future project:



Take a look at all available Mortal Kombat: Legacy information, including the latest cast and crew announcements in our Mortal Kombat: Legacy.

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Catching Up on The MK: Legacy Season 2 Updates
by Gambid on Dec 21, 2012 :: 0 Comments

A lot of new information about the second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy has been released, including behind the scenes images, interviews and cast members updates. So, let's begin:

Click on the image below to see all new behind the scenes images. These show Kung Lao's hat, the new Dragon Logo, Kitana's outfit and many cast and crew members, including Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Shang Tsung, Casper Van Dien as Johnny Cage:



Brian Tee, the actor who portrays Liu Kang in the second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy recently spoke briefly about the series and his role:



In an interview the Shang Tsung actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa spoke about his return to the franchise as the evil sorcerer, his involvement in the series and the possibility to reprise his role for the upcoming Mortal Kombat feature film:

MG: How did it come again with you reprising the role of Shang Tsung in the web series “Mortal Kombat Legacy 2″?
CHT:After the first movie, all of the character had made deals for the sequel. Only two characters, Liu Kang and Kitana ended up in the movie. So it was a great disappointment, considering the success of the first one. This was just a confirmation to me for to reveal the truth of some particular people that were part of that team. It played itself out in much bigger problems. When I saw that person for one of the last times, I said “May you get what you deserve”. When that was all over with all I could do was resign to the fact that playing Shang Tsung in the first movie would have been enough. Then when I heard about the first series of “Mortal Kombat Legacy” but I was’t involved with the first season. Kevin (Tancharoen) and I connected over Twitter and offered me the role of Shang Tsung in the second sesaon. Twitter is changing politics. This guy is an amazing director and just such a humble guy. He is about to direct his direct movie for $50 million for the third “Mortal Kombat”.

MG: Any chance you will get to you play Shang Tsung again in that upcoming feature film?
CHT: The difference between the time that I did that the first movie and where my career is in now is that I have some certain standards now. But it will all be up to the studio and the producers. I let them know from the beginning, I said I wanted to do it but I had a history of not being respected. I said told them I would leave it to them to be real and see how it goes. Let’s just say I am not doing the web series for the money. But just to be a part of the web series is great. I am excited about working with Kevin and I would like to work with him even away from “Mortal Kombat”. He seems to really understand actors, which is highly rare. He has a place in Hollywood. I actually met his father back on the film “Rising Sun”. In fact, I had actually met Kevin as well, when he was 5 or 6 and he told me that he has a picture of me from back then. But for right now, I am very excited about the web series and the possibility of being in the feature.


Click here to read the entire interview.

Take a look at all available Mortal Kombat: Legacy information, including cast and crew announcements in our Mortal Kombat: Legacy.

Want to learn all the available information about the new Mortal Kombat feature film, click here.

Michael Jai White Returns as Jax in the Movie, NOT in Legacy
by Gambid on Dec 6, 2012 :: 2 Comments

While answering a question on Twitter, Michael Jai White, the actor who portrayed Jax in Mortal Kombat: Rebirth and in the first season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy confirmed, that he is going to portray the character in the new Mortal Kombat movie, but won't star in the second season of Legacy:

@sweetre15 I'm coming back to do the Mortal Kombat movie but not the web series.

Visit our Mortal Kombat: Legacy section section and our Mortal Kombat new movie section for much more information. You can also watch the complete first season for free here.

Mortal Kombat: Legacy Season 2 Begins Filming
by Gambid on Dec 3, 2012 :: 0 Comments

If you are a fan of Mortal Kombat: Legacy then you are probably wondering, what happened with season 2, which was announced last July. Well, things are finally moving forward and we are happy to report that filming for the season began 4 days ago on November 28th. As usual the internet immediately filled with news about who is returning, who is not and who the new guys are. The list is of course far from complete at this stage:

Those we are leaving behind:
- Jeri Ryan will not be back as Sonya Blade. The actress is currently shooting season 3 of Body of Proof. No information is currently available as to how Ryan's departure will affect the character. Will Sonya be recast or written out.
- Tahmoh Penikett is not returning as Stryker. No information on the fate of the character here as well.
- Jolene Tran, who played Mileena in Season 1 will not be returning.
- Matt Mullins will not return as Johnny Cage as the studio has decided to go in a different direction and recast the role. In an interview with Shogun Gamer an obviously bummed out Mat Mullins shares some of the details regarding his departure from the series:

Matt: So then they requested footage from films that I worked on this last year which I gave them, and then they wanted me to actually read again for the second season. So I read and I auditioned for the same part as I did in season 1. Then they basically decided to go in another direction.

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Of course I’m bummed out since I the role of Johnny Cage was something I felt I brought something unique to because the ability to make the action look good is important to Mortal Kombat, especially for a then web-based series. There’s a very quick turnaround time for someone to pull off the type of action that needs to be done and of course I felt that I brought something to the acting side as well.

Ironically my episode pretty much mirrored this entire situation that I went through. Almost identically which is pretty strange since I thought Shang Tsung was going to walk in my door after I got the news. Maybe if the film does come around things will change and I can get in that. But the production schedule is pretty short on the series so it would’ve been a nice thing to do and knock off. I was actually out of the country for six months this year working on different projects so it would’ve been nice to end the year this way, but overall this was a very good year to me.


Those, who are staying with us:
- Ian Anthony Dale is returning as Scorpion and was ready for shooting on day 1.
- Sam Tjhia who played Kitana in Season 1 posted on twitter, that she will be on the set on December 1st but without mentioning the name of the project she is working on. So, this one is still unconfirmed.

The new guys:
- Dan Southworth, the Quantum Time Force Ranger is joining the cast as a currently unknown character.
- Harry Shum Jr, best known for his portrayal of Mike Chang on the Fox television show Glee is another newcomer to the series and is playing a yet unknown character.

The second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy was announced by series director Kevin Tancharoen in July:



Kevin Tancharoen also announced on Twitter that the second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy will not affect the production of the new Mortal Kombat feature film. According to the latest reports the movie is also in the works and has a budget of about $40-$50 millions.

Visit our Mortal Kombat: Legacy section for much more information on the series and our Mortal Kombat: Legacy forum to discuss it. You can also watch the complete first season for free here.

Shooting For The New Movie Expected to Begin In Early 2012
by Gambid on Oct 4, 2011 :: 3 Comments

In an interview for Coming Soon Kevin Tancharoen, the director of the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie shares some more details with us. Shooting is planned to begin in early 2012:

CS: One of the cool things about "Mortal Kombat" as a property is that everyone knows what it is and the mythology, for anyone, can range from "people fighting" to something much deeper.
Tancharoen: Exactly! And I've always been a fan of properties that have been able to expand their universe in different ways. The easiest example for me to mention is Batman. You have Batman, the Nolan films, which are their own universe. Right now, you've got Batman: Arkham Asylum, which is another completely different universe. Then you have all the Batman animated stuff, which is a series of completely different takes. Yet it's all based around the same idea of concept and character. I do think that Mortal Kombat is big enough that you can allow for that kind of character and let in multiple forms of storytelling.
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CS: What's the timeline looking like? When is production being targeted?
Tancharoen: They want to shoot early next year and hopefully get it out in 2013.

CS: So the script has been written?
Tancharoen: We've got a good draft of the script, but we're still working on it with Oren Uziel, who wrote the short. It's great. It's really great.


The development of the third Mortal Kombat movie has been going back and forth for the past 14 years. Our dedicated News section tracks down every single news that has appeared over the years, starting as early as 2003. It is definitely interesting to see how much the project has changed over the years and how many times it has gone in production with even actors thinking that this movie is going to be their next.

The New Mortal Kombat Movie Planned As "R"-Rated
by Gambid on Oct 2, 2011 :: 12 Comments

In an interview for Entertainment Weakly Kevin Tancharoen, the director of the new Mortal Kombat movie confirms that the production team is currently aiming at "R"-Rating with as realistic as possible fighting sequences:

One of the problems with the earlier films was that they were PG-13. For a video game series notorious for its creative violence (and for irritating Sen. Joe Lieberman), that’s essentially the equivalent of the lame grey sweat they subbed into the SNES version. They don’t plan for that to be the case here. “Up to this point, we’ve only been talking ‘rated R,’” says Tancharoen. “I like realistic takes on things, I like it when it’s a little darker and grittier. And I want the martial arts to feel real as opposed to balletic and super-choreographed. It needs to feel brutal, because that’s the nature of the video game itself.” New Line is aiming on having the film hit theaters in 2013, and we’ll see then whether it’s a flawless victory or a fatality.

The development of the third Mortal Kombat movie has been going back and forth for the past 14 years. Our dedicated News section tracks down every single news that has appeared over the years, starting as early as 2003. It is definitely interesting to see how much the project has changed over the years and how many times it has gone in production with even actors thinking that this movie is going to be their next.

Mortal Kombat Komes Back to the Big Screen (Updated)
by Gambid on Sep 29, 2011 :: 10 Comments

Mortal Kombat: Legacy director Kevin Tancharoen announced on Twitter that the Mortal Kombat franchise will be making a return to the Big Screen as he was hired by New Line Cinema to direct the next Mortal Kombat movie with Oren Uziel as screen writer:

It has begun!!!! ... A Mortal Kombat movie is Koming...you in?

Several websites, including Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter reported the news:

The movie deal marks the end of a journey for Kevin Tancharoen, who will direct the new film. Tancharoen, a choreographer for Madonna and Britney Spears who directed the 2009 remake of Fame and more recently the Glee concert movie, directed a short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth as a proof of concept for a Kombat movie he tried to pitch. A huge fan of the video game (and knowing Hollywood wouldn’t give him a shot at the title), he enlisted Oren Uziel to write the short and hired actors such as Michael Jai White and Jeri Ryan.

Mortal Kombat The Movie Logo


Uziel wrote and Tancharoen directed the eight-minute short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, which starred Michael Jai White as Jax, Jeri Ryan as Sonya Blade, Matt Mullins as Johnny Cage, Ian Anthony Dale as Scorpion and Lateef Crowder as Baraka. Tancharoen did this with the idea that he could prove himself to Warner Bros as an action director and reboot the movie franchise. Initially, Warner Games, which put out a video game reboot in April 2011, wasn’t amused and sought to shut down the project. But Tancharoen’s effort created enough of a demand when it leaked online that the studio’s digital division, Warner Premiere, made a deal with him to generate a 10-episode Web series. Those episodes began airing on YouTube in April 2011.

Update 01

Warner Bros Entertainment tweeted officially about the next Mortal Kombat movie:

WarnerBrosEnt: Yes, #MortalKombat fans, it's true. A movie is in the works: http://lat.ms/pr5Es1 (via @latimes) #MK

New article from LA Times gives us even more details:

Warner Bros.' New Line Cinema label is partnering with the Burbank studio’s video game unit Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to adapt for the big screen the tournament fighting series, which debuted on video game consoles in 1992. New Line is aiming to produce the new film next year and release it in 2013.
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"It's really important that we show we can bring our game properties to movies instead of just the other way around," said Warner home entertainment President Kevin Tsujihara.
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Tancharoen has now been tapped to direct the feature film, which is being written by his partner Oren Uziel. New Line president Toby Emmerich said the idea to do the movie came entirely from the work the director did online.

"The new game and the online shorts prompted us to consider a reboot of a brand we hadn’t been actively thinking about," he said.
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Tancharoen said his new movie, which is expected to be produced for well under $100 million, will offer a more realistic take on the Mortal Kombat characters, who are best known for over-the-top killing moves called "fatalities."

Because the Mortal Kombat games and movies are now being made under the same studio roof, the film’s release is expected to be coordinated with the next game. Emmerich and Tusjihara both said they hope the next Mortal Kombat game will come out when the movie hits theaters, or potentially in a single package along with the DVD and Blu-ray.

Development of a “Mortal Kombat” movie had been held up by litigation between Warner and producer Lawrence Kasanoff, who worked on the two 1990s movies. The studio prevailed in one lawsuit over royalties owed for the years 2000-2004, but cases are pending over royalties for 2008 and ownership of the movie rights.

While Tsujihara declined to comment on the litigation, people close to the movie but not authorized to discuss the matter publicly said they believed the two sides were close enough to a resolution to move ahead on the project. Kasanoff and his attorney did not return calls requesting comment.


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Gamasutra: Tancharoen On Mortal Kombat's Screen Rebirth
by Gambid on Jan 31, 2011 :: 0 Comments

Gamasutra.com posted today an interview with the Mortal Kombat: Digital Series director, Kevin Tancharoen. In the interview he reveals interesting details about the creation of the Mortal Kombat: Rebirth short movie and the creation of the upcoming digital series. From the interview:

“I am not the most technically savvy YouTube person,” Tancharoen tells Gamasutra in an interview. “What came out wasn’t the final product in my mind. I wasn’t done yet."

"It was still in its rough phase, but I couldn’t send a 2GB file over email, so my friend said I could create a private page on YouTube and sent it to him to review. It turns out it wasn’t that private.”
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When he realized it was his film, his fears doubled: certain rights hadn’t been secured – including with his cast. “The actors could have quickly rebelled against me,” he says. “Thank God people liked it, because it could have gone really bad.”

Instead of rebelling, the cast rallied. White, Ryan, Ian Anthony Dale and the rest of the actors featured in the video are currently in negotiations to star in the digital shorts.

Tancharoen says there will be nine episodes in the MK live action series. Each will run for 7-10 minutes – and will explore the history of the characters in the game. (Some of the big characters, like Scorpion and Sub Zero might have their stories split into two parts.)


Click here to read the entire interview.

After the Digital Series Comes a Movie
by Gambid on Jan 27, 2011 :: 3 Comments

After the Mortal Kombat: Digital Series comes a new movie... or at least according to Mortal Kombat: Rebirth's and Mortal Kombat: Digital Series' actor Michael Jay White. In the #86th BAGGED & BOARDED podcast, entitled Babar Dynamite, Math Cohen and Brendan Creecy had the chance to talk to Michael Jay White and ask him about the upcoming Mortal Kombat Digital Series. Among some other things, he had the following thing to say:

41:40 [Michael Jai White]: ... We are going to do some short films, right before with do the major film...

Keep in mind that this alone, does not officially confirm the next movie, but it is always nice to hear that probably something is happening.

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A Mortal Monday With an Immorrtal Updates
by Gambid on Jan 24, 2011 :: 2 Comments

It is once again Monday and you all know what this means. It is Mortal Monday and a whole bunch of Mortal Kombat updates is on its way.

Netherrealm Studios has just provided us with characters' art work for both Cyrax and Sektor, two versions of the game's official logo and a photo of Goro's animatronic head from the 1995 Mortal Kombat movie, that Netherrealm Studios was able to purchase recently:



In addition to all this Mortal Kombat: The Web Series (this is not the title, just what we here are calling it until it gets an official name) has been officially announced with a press release:

WARNER PREMIERE ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF
“MORTAL KOMBAT” LIVE-ACTION DIGITAL SERIES


Directed by Kevin Tancharoen (“Fame, “Mortal Kombat: Rebirth”) Shooting To Take Place in Vancouver this February

One of the Most Successful Videogame Franchises Becomes an Action-Packed Digital Series Set to Debut This Spring through Online Digital Retailers Taking Fans Deep Into Background of Characters Such as Liu Kang and Johnny Cage

BURBANK, CALIF., January 24, 2011 – Warner Premiere today announced development of a live-action digital series based on the best-selling Mortal Kombat videogame franchise. Directed by Kevin Tancharoen, known for his popular unofficial fan short Mortal Kombat: Rebirth which garnered over 10 million views online, and in conjunction with the upcoming Mortal Kombat videogame, this action-packed, digital series will take gamers deep into the history of warriors they know and love such as Scorpion, Johnny Cage and Liu Kang. Shooting for the digital series will take place in Vancouver starting in early February.

Mortal Kombat is one of the most celebrated videogame franchises of all time. Since its debut in 1992, it has spawned four arcade games, 10 console-based videogame titles, two movies (Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation), two televisions series (Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm and Mortal Kombat: Conquest) and an animated prequel Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins. Additionally, a new Mortal Kombat game will be coming out April 19, 2011 on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

Available this spring through online digital retailers from Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, the Mortal Kombat digital series is an anthology of multiple live action shorts, each providing never-before-revealed insights into characters featured in the upcoming videogame as well as the game’s universe. Additional details, including casting, will be announced in the coming weeks.

The latest iteration of the award-winning videogame, Mortal Kombat, marks a triumphant return to the series’ mature presentation and a reinvention of its classic 2D fighting mechanic. Driven by an all new graphics engine, the fan favorite Fatality is back and presented in more gory detail than ever before. In addition, Mortal Kombat introduces a number of new game-play features including tag team and a deep story mode. Mortal Kombat is being developed by NetherRealm Studios, led by Mortal Kombat creator and creative director Ed Boon.

About Warner Premiere

Warner Premiere, part of Warner Bros. Entertainment, specializes in the development and production of both features and digital content for home entertainment platforms. Past projects include Another Cinderella Story, Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins and Batman: Under the Red Hood, as well as the digital series Watchmen Motion Comics. Warner Premiere is at the creative forefront in the made-for-home entertainment marketplace, producing properties that exemplify the commitment to story, production and brand equity for which Warner Bros. is known.

About Warner Bros. Digital Distribution

Warner Bros. Digital Distribution (WBDD) oversees the electronic distribution of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group’s content through Video-On-Demand, Pay-Per-View, Electronic Sell-Through and Subscription Video-On-Demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels. WBDD also distributes content through third party digital retailers and licensees. A worldwide industry leader since its inception, WBDD also manages the Studio’s E-commerce sites that include WBShop.com and WarnerArchive.com. Twitter: @WBDigitalDist

About NetherRealm Studios

NetherRealm Studios, wholly owned by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a leader in the development of interactive entertainment as the creator of the billion dollar Mortal Kombat franchise. Mortal Kombat has spawned two theatrical films, multiple television series, and has sold over 28 million games to date. Located in Chicago, Illinois the award-winning NetherRealm team has been working and creating games together since 1992. Additional information about NetherRealm Studios can be found at http://www.netherrealm.com

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

Developed by NetherRealm Studios. Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies and are used under license from Microsoft. "PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Mortal Kombat, the dragon logo, and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

WB GAMES LOGO, WB SHIELD: ™ & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
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Contact:
Peter Binazeski


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Mortal Komba: Rebirth To Become A Web Series
by Gambid on Jan 16, 2011 :: 15 Comments

Bloody Disgusting has reported that the Mortal Kombat: Rebirth short film is going to become a 10-episode Web-Series. Filming should begin next month. From the news:

So much for the proposed Mortal Kombat remake that Warner Bros. Pictures had hoped to get off the ground. Still, fans of the bloody battle are in for a treat as Bloody Disgusting learned that director Kevin Tancharoen - who directed the awesome online short - will return behind the camera for a 10-episode web series dedicated to the popular video game. Penned by Tancharoen, Todd Helbing, and Aaron Helbing, star Michael Jai White leads the cast as "Major Jackson 'Jax' Briggs. Shooting will take place in Vancouver this coming February. Contested expected to be cast are: Shang Tsung, Liu Kang, Sub Zero, Durak, Kabal, Kitana/Mileena and of course Scorpion. No release date is planned, and there's no word on that R-rated remake. The only plot details we could conjure up is that a few Earthlings will fight to save the planet from Shao Kahn and Shang Tsung, two Gods ruling over parallel universes, or something to that effect.

In case you haven't watched the Mortal Kombat: Rebirth short film, here it is:



Click here to see the original article.

Interview With MK: Rebirth's Jax' Michael Jai White
by Gambid on Jun 13, 2010 :: 0 Comments

Asylum has published an exclusive interview with actor Michael Jai White who played the role of Jackson Briggs in the recently released short Mortal Kombat: Rebirth. In the interview the actor from Spawn talks about his involvement in the first two feature films and in Mortal Kombat: Rebirth and explains how they were going to show Jax's Metal Arms in the short. Definitely a must read material for the fans of the short film. From the interview:

Finally Getting the Chance to Play Jax
I was connected to both previous "Mortal Kombat" films. I was supposed to play Jax, but had to pass because I was doing the Mike Tyson movie and "Spawn." They were shooting at the same time. My chance to finally walk in Jax's shoes in this really felt good. I'd love to do it as a movie.

Reinventing Jax for "Mortal Kombat: Rebirth"
Our natural take on it is to make it gritty and dark. Jax is still a hell of a fighter. He's still a super-badass, but he's just restrained by the letter of the law. We played with some ideas of building that up between him and Scorpion. That you're seeing two very powerful fighters, only Jax's hands are bound by the fact that he's an officer. He can't do what Scorpion can do. We have it pretty fleshed out on how we would take it.

Jax's Metal Arms
Jax still has his metal arms -- we just didn't show it there. We were playing with some ideas when my arm hits the table to have this reverberation effect.

There would be some great fights with Jax. There's so much I haven't had the chance to do. I've probably shown one-eighth of my martial arts ability on screen. I got the chance to do a little bit in "Undisputed II" and "Blood and Bone." But with something like Jax and fighting elite fighters, I'd get the chance to do a lot of things I haven't been able to do in other films. With Jax having his metal arms, I'd use a lot of Wing Chun because it relies heavily on the arms.

Will "Mortal Kombat: Rebirth" Become a Feature Film?
If Hollywood is cool enough to get on board. I think a movie of this type with a hard edge is what people want. I think this a reboot of the game itself. There was this fantasy world that people were used to, but now we're bringing it into another world. Just like how "Batman" was rebooted -- there was the fun, Joel Schumacher "Batman," and then there's the Christopher Nolan one. That same analogy works with "Mortal Kombat: Rebirth."


Click here to read the entire interview at Asylum.

Another Mortal Kombat: Rebirth Interview
by Gambid on Jun 12, 2010 :: 0 Comments

Crave Online has published an exclusive interview with actor Matt Mullins who played the role of Johnny Cage in the recently released short Mortal Kombat: Rebirth. From the interview:



CraveOnline: The entire internet was a buzz about this trailer that leaked out today. Can you set the record straight and give us the scoop on what it is for?

Matt Mullins: It has been really cool to see all of the buzz about the short. The truth is, the short is about showing a vision of what the next Mortal Kombat movie can be. I think it is a very well thought out concept that pays homage to the video game and its fans. The attention to detail and the little elements added will set this film apart from all the other films.
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CraveOnline: How did you become involved in the project?

Matt Mullins: I had known Kevin for about 5 years, but I never had a chance to work with him. A few months I got a call from Kevin about being involved in a short that he was planning to shoot. He sent me the script and I was blown away. When I sat down to meet with him, and he explained his vision, I was so excited to be involved and could not wait to start.
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CraveOnline: How do you think this version will be better from previously released remakes?

Matt Mullins: I think this new vision has a very fresh look at the franchise and brings it the movie back to the gritty and violent nature that made Mortal Kombat game so popular. Kevin is very passionate about the project (as the rest of us are) and this short is only a taste of things to come.


Click here to read the entire interview at Crave Online.

Interview with MK: Rebirth Director Kevin Tancharoen
by Gambid on Jun 12, 2010 :: 0 Comments

Collider.Com has posted an exclusive interview with Mortal Kombat: Rebirth director Kevin Tancharoen in which he talks about what he would like to do in a feature film. Here are some highlights from the interview:


  • They shot the short film over two days on two RED cameras

  • Started in early April and it took 2 months to do the post production. Most people donated their time. The short was made for $7,500

  • Knew if he was going to get a chance at a genre picture, he’d have to show he could do it on his own. This is a calling card for a chance at making the next Mortal Kombat feature film and it’s his vision for how he’d do it.

  • No one at any studio knew he was doing the short

  • Oren Uziel wrote the short. He’s currently listed on IMDb to write the next Mortal Kombat movie at Warner Bros.

  • Says he wants to make a movie that balances the real world with the mysticism and the special powers. Compares it to the way Harry Potter exists in two worlds. As in there are two universes that coexist with each other.

  • Confirms “fatalities” are definitely in his movie. He wants to put them in the tournament in an “organic way”

  • Definitely would use “get over here” (the classic line from the game)

  • Michael Jai White plays Jax Briggs in the short and he’d definitely be a part of the feature.

  • Says Scorpion is the bad guy and will stay a bad guy

  • They only had 4 hours to shoot the big fight scene


Probably the most important part of the interview is where the director explains his vision and the whole part of the Mortal Kombat mythology, mysticism and Special Moves in a possible next Mortal Kombat feature film with him in the director's chair.

The excitement of the director about the project is really admirable, but I will let you read the interview on your own now.

Click here to read the entire interview at Collider.Com.

Mortal Kombat: Rebirth
by Gambid on Jun 10, 2010 :: 8 Comments

Two days ago a mysteries 8 minutes video clip appeared on YouTube. It has the title Mortal Kombat: Rebirth. It was uploaded with absolutely no additional information and caused a tremendous confusion and excitement both, among the fans and the press. Theories started to fly around the internet that this is a trailer for the third movie or even a trailer for Mortal Kombat 9. The fact that the video shows real and well known actors only helped things get developed in this directions. The situation became a lot more clear when actress Jeri Ryan who plays FBI Agent Sonya Blade in this video posted the following messages on her Twitter page:

It's not a game trailer. Actually was made for the director to sell WB on his vision for a reimagined MK film.

More MK FAQs: I did it as a favor to a friend. No idea yet what WB's reaction to it was. And I'm not sure how you can contact WB...


So, the video is an idea of reimagining the Mortal Kombat universe for a new movie. The director, Kevin Tancharoen wanted to pitch his vision to Worner Bros. and probably get a funding for the project.

The video shows several Mortal Kombat characters, including Jackson Briggs, Scorpion, Reptile, Johnny Cage, Baraka, and Sonya Blade and mentions, shows photos of two more, Sub-Zero and Shang Tsung.

The story is set in 2010 in Deacon City and the bad guys (Reptile and Baraka) are shown as a homicidal maniacs and killers. They, just like all other characters are humans and poses absolutely no extraordinary powers.

But, enough talking, lets see the video:


Here is some cast and crew information:
Director: Kevin Tancharoen
Jackson Briggs: Michael Jai White
Scorpion: Ian Anthony Dale
Reptile: ???
Johnny Cage: Matt Mullins
Baraka: Lateef Crowder
Sonya Blade: Jeri Ryan

We also made a few screencaptures from the Full HD version of the video to show you all the characters that appeared in this video.













Click here to visit the YouTube channel of Mortal Kombat: Rebirth.

Thanks to Infierno4551, Darkness Rain, goran.snd, Michael Simpson and all the others who contacted us with information on this story.

The Future of the Next Mortal Kombat Feature Film
by Gambid on Jun 5, 2010 :: 0 Comments

The news about the next Mortal Kombat movie have always been the same, ever since 1998, when Mortal Kombat: Annihilation was released: nothing concrete, someone says something, then time passes and nothing happens.

This did not change a lot with Midway's acquisition by Warner Bros. In fact the situation even worsened.

Here is what happened so far: As we previously reported, right before Midway's acquisition by Warner Bros, Lawrence Kasanoff, the producer of the first two movies and the TV Series Mortal Kombat Conquest tried to block the acquisition, having interest in the movie rights for his own company Threshold Entertainment. The lawsuit was mystically resolved and things went dark for a couple of months.

In January Bloody Disgusting reported that Warner Bros was looking to reboot the Mortal Kombat movies with writer Oren Uziel:

Bloody Disgusting received word that Warner Bros. Pictures has been looking to redo Mortal Kombat with Oren Uziel in talks to write. Based on Midway's popular 1992 video game, the franchise follows the best fighters from around the globe who are summoned to an island to compete in a tournament whose outcome will determine the fate of the entire planet. Uziel's Shimmer Lake made the 2009 black list, which features the best unproduced screenplays around Hollywood. Johnny Cage was modeled after Jean-Claude Van Damme. No word on the progress of the remake, but we'd like to see a hard "R" version with some actual f*cking fatalities.

Click here to read the news.

So far so good. After the poorly received Mortal Kombat: Annihilation and 15 years after the original movie a reboot is probably the best thing to do.

Unfortunately only a month later, in February, Lawrence Kasanoff filed another lawsuit against Warner Bros. claiming that the company is avoiding communication with Threshold Entertainment and is proceeding with the production of a new Mortal Kombat movie without having the legal rights to do so.

You can read about all this here and here.

The next Mortal Kombat movie went into the dark for a few more months until we reached the end of May. An announcement made by Joshua Wexler brings even more confusion in the whole situation.

As part of today’s special Marvel preview event at Madame Tussaud’s, they unveiled a special 3D short film directed by Joshua Wexler, that forms part of the Marvel 4D experience. Wexler, for those that don’t know, is the president of Threshold Animation Studios – the studio that produced the 3D animated movie. He was also the associate producer of the Mortal Kombat animated series and the writer/associate producer of 1997’s Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, for Larry Kasanoff’s Threshold Entertainment.

At today’s preview our intrepid reporter Jack managed to grab a brief interview with Wexler where he let slip some very interesting information. When asked if he had any future projects lined up, Wexler replied:

-Yes, we are working on a third Mortal Kombat feature film and a new top secret project with Lego, a feature length movie.


Click here to read this news.

With all this said we currently have no idea who is making what. Are Lawrence Kasanoff and Threshold Entertainment working with Warner Bros or are they developing different projects? Is Warner Bros even proceeding with the production of the reboot?

Just like always we will simply have to wait and see...

Mortal Kombat Film Producer Sues Midway Over IP Rights
by Gambid on Jun 28, 2009 :: 0 Comments

According to GamePolitics Threshold Entertainment's CEO Lawrence Kasanoff is trying to block the sale of the Mortal Kombat rights to Warner Bros in an attempt to ensure his IP rights. From the article:

The man who brought Mortal Kombat to the big screen has sued Midway in U.S. Bankruptcy Court over what he claims are his intellectual property interests in the franchise. The suit may interfere with a proposed $33 million sale of Midway assets to Warner Bros.

In a complaint filed yesteday, Lawrence Kasanoff, through his company, Threshold Entertainment, asked the Court to preserve his IP rights including copyrights to certain MK series characters. Kasanoff also wants to retain the right to create derivative film and television projects based on the popular fighting game franchise.

Kasanoff claims that it was he who made Mortal Kombat more than just a video game:

In 1993, Kasanoff visited Midway... with an idea to launch the Mortal Kombat concept in a totally new direction. Specifically, Kasanoff proposed to develop... a full feature-length motion picture, a television series, and other productions. Midway was initially skeptical, as Kasanoff's idea was revolutionary at the time...

The Mortal Kombat series, as it stands today, is far more a creation of Threshold and Kasanoff than of Midway. Midway's creative input was almost entirely limited to the videogames. On their own, the videogames provided only minimal back-story and mythology, and only flat, "stock" characters... Kasanoff and Threshold were responsible for virtually all of the creative input that went into turning the videogame concept into a multimedia enterprise.

In his lawsuit, Kasanoff also claims credit for making MK characters like Liu Kang, Sonya Blade and Scorpion into recognizable names. The suit estimates that the franchise has grossed more than $4 billion over the years.

In petitioning the Bankruptcy Court, Kasanoff seeks to block the proposed sale of Mortal Kombat assets to Warner Bros.


Hopefully this will not turn into the next court chaos that blocks other franchises to get another (movie) installment for years.

Click here to read the entire article.

Director Talks Mortal Kombat Reboot
by Gambid on Feb 12, 2008 :: 1 Comments

A few days ago the movie website Moviehole had a chance to ask mink, who is currently attached to direct the next Mortal Kombat Movie, a couple of questions. Here is what he had to say:

Filmmaker mink, attached to direct the third installment – or is it a reboot? - of the “Mortal Kombat” movie series, dropped by the compound today to answer questions about the video-game cum film.

The status of the film, as of today, is that “...the Producers are working out their deals with the studio and arranging their financing”, says the director, who helmed Steven Seagal's “Into the Sun”.

mink says the project isn't so much a sequel as it is a “re-envisioning(if that is a word) of the Mortal Kombat franchise from top to bottom. Todays audience is a savvy involved group so the film must be A plus plus in every area in order to capture the magic of the first film. It is taking the entire concept to the next level across the board in every area visual design, story, cast, FX, photography and most importantly the fighting scenes. The original Mortal Kombat game was born a child of many visual loves by the creators at midway so this latest version borrows heavily from that pioneering spirit and must be thought out and executed at the highest level in order for it succeed in today's market place. This is no overnight task.''

Though the IMDB has Christopher Lambert returning as Rayden, mink says casting hasn't begun yet.

“First things first, is the way these larger projects need to be done. It is still in the business stages but once that is squared away all casting options will be explored along with the continued development of the best story line.”

The last we heard the film was supposed to be shot in Louisiana.

''At one point Louisiana was on the table for various reasons. It still maybe in the future if that is appropriate place to work for the picture''.

Though Drew McWeeny and Scott Swan wrote the original draft of the script, “the writing has been handled by the Producers and their writers at Threshold Studios in conjunction with Midway, of course.”

So there you have it. Not quite time to “Fight!” just yet, but when it is, we'll scream “Get Over Here!”.


Click here to visit MovieHole.

Mortal Kombat Movie Series Rebooted?
by Gambid on Mar 30, 2007 :: 2 Comments

Moviehole.net posted an article about the status of the next Mortal Kombat movie:

Just like the long-gestating “X-Files” sequel, the third “Mortal Kombat” movie has been swimming in the Development Hell Channel for quite a few years now. Apparently, and again like the former, it’s delay can mainly be attributed to legal issues.

Insider ‘Rayden’ gave us a quick run-down on what the deal is with it- whilst confirming that the film won’t actually be a prequel or a sequel but more of a restart.

“The movie is not going to be a prequel, sequel, or in any form be related to the previous 2 movie. Pretty much like Batman Begins, is going to restart the series with new concepts, stories,etc.

“Threshold had to wait till around early 2000 for the contract with New Line Cinema to end (Threshold blames New Line for the disappointing Annihilation, talking about forced release dates, limited budget, no understanding of anything, etc.)

“The reason it is taking so long is the script, so many parts are involved. The team at Threshold (the ones that holds the right to MK) are constantly writing drafts (along with the director), which they have to send to Midway (makers of the game) so the creator of the game (Ed Boon) adds notes and some input to the draft, then to the studio (rumored to be Lionsgate at this moment).”

The director of the film, Mink, has also been fielding fans questions on the IMDB Boards, we’re told.

In short, here’s some of the director’s comments on the movie :
- “It is a new telling of the MK universe drawing from the whole universe. As I have said think of it like Batman Begins”.
- “Threshold(Larry Kassanoff) has a staff of writer's working on the script. The script drafts interacts with all parties involved being addressed with extensive sets of notes. The script is then revised according to these notes and then pushed through the approval process again. This is how the project proceeds. In regards to finishing most scripts it takes along time. Yes certain projects get fast tracked or fast followed into production and they bang the script out as fast as the writer can type and fix the script as they go but this money driven. As most projects finalize the script first in order to trigger all the financing into effect. Which then triggers casting etc... Today most financiers have alot to say about the scripts as it is their money on the line. So usually when you see a movie that has 11 or 12 producers on the slate each one of them has had a say at the table about the script equal to their involvement financially. As I have said in past on this project Threshold, Midway and the studio all have one or two producers each making comments on the script. So that is where we are at the moment. All of us working on the script with the staff of writers”.
- “Casting adjourned for the moment before we got that far. As I have said in other posts we went back to the script after the initial movement on the project and have been rewriting(per the partied involved Threshold, Studio, Midway) since so no additional casting thoughts and or processes were even continued. As soon as the script is done we will proceed with casting again and all options in all casting areas are still on the table 100%... “ (He has confirmed that he’s met with Christopher Lambert and Robin Shou though)


Click here to visit Moviehole.net

IGN: Mortal Kombat Movie Update
by Gambid on Aug 11, 2005 :: 12 Comments

IGN posted the following news:

Mortal Kombat Movie Update
Filming details on the third Kombat.
by IGN FilmForce
August 4, 2005 - Mortal Kombat III, the next installment in the popular fighting game-to-film franchise, will shoot in LA. No, we don't mean L.A. as in Los Angeles... we mean LA as in the postal abbreviation for the state of Louisiana.

According to the Baton Rouge-based newspaper The Advocate, Threshold Entertainment plans to make the movie there and build a 100,000-150,000 square feet of production facility on the banks of the Mississippi that would double as a tourist attraction.

Threshold CEO Larry Kasanoff said, "I believe there's an extraordinary opportunity to build a state-of-the-art production studio-slash-Hollywood theme park and training facility right in the middle of town. ... There would be actual movies being made there, and an observation platform to watch."

The cost of the studio and amusement park is estimated at around $150 million.

Threshold has announced plans to make Mortal Kombat III in Louisiana, but it's not clear if it'll actually film at the proposed facility. It was originally slated to get under way this summer and should still start shooting much sooner than construction would be completed.

Various cast members from the previous films are negotiating contracts to return.


Click here to view the page.

Thanks to our forum member Infierno4551 for this news.

Mortal Kombat: Devastation News
by Gambid on Feb 16, 2005 :: 13 Comments

MovieHole.net has posted the following news article:

Fling the joystick, press the power button off, and pull the dust-cover back over the mega drive, you can soon get your "Mortal Kombat" fix at theatres. Again.

After many a mixed-bag of rumours, Moviehole can confirm that filming on the third film, title "Mortal Kombat : Devastation", will begin in May.

Essentially skipping over the events of the second film, "Devastation" reunites the cast of the original - Christopher Lambert as Rayden, Linden Ashby as Johnny Cage, Robin Shou as Liu Kang, Chris Casamassa as Scorpion with Talisa Soto and Sandra Hess in talks to reprise their roles as Kitana and Sonya Blade, respectively - with the remaining parts being cast as we speak.

The film is being developed by Mink ["Into the Sun"] and Threshold Entertainment. The Asst.Producer is Neil James.


Click here to visit the site.

Thaks to our site visitor DECEPTION for this great news.

Robin Shou in MK: Devastation
by ded on Nov 21, 2004 :: 3 Comments

In his last interview Robin Shou says that his next movie will be MK: Devastation. the third Mortal Kombat movie will start filming in fall 2004.

Click here to view the interview.

Mortal Kombat: Devastation Site
by ded on Nov 5, 2004 :: 1 Comments

Mortal Kombat: Devastation now has its own website. The only thing you can see there for now is the Mortal Kombat dragon logo with a "Comming Soon" message.

Click here to visit the site.

Mortal Kombat: Devastation News
by Gambid on Sep 28, 2004 :: 8 Comments

The Unofficial Mortal Kombat 3 Movie Page posted the following news:

More news to feast on, Kombatants. Russell Mulcahy, director of MK: Devastation, has said to be signed on for a fourth MK film. Reportedly, Threshold is aiming to completely FORGET Mortal Kombat: Annihilation due to poor attitude surrounding it, and instead sort of have MK: Devastation be bet the sequel to the first MK movie. Not only that, but a fourth one is supposed play off MK:D.

Confused? Heh. Think as it this way: First comes Mortal Kombat (the first movie), Mortal Kombat: Devastation, then Mortal Kombat: Warzone (working title). The existance of a fourth MK movie will probably be up to how well MK3 does.

Don't forget that filming will start late October to early November in Australia and China!


Thanks to our forum member reiko for this update.

The Return Of MortalKombat.Com
by Gambid on Aug 31, 2004 :: 10 Comments

After years of silence Mortal Kombat.Com has finally been updated. Almost all the old content is gone. The most interesting thing now is the name of the third Mortal Kombat Movie: Mortal Kombat: Devastation. The games section is completely empty. Probably a new stuff will be added very soon.

Thanks to Shinnokxz for this news.

Interview With Linden Ashby
by Gambid on Jun 15, 2004 :: 7 Comments

In an interview for TV Guide Linden Ashby confirmed that the third Mortal Kombat movie will begin shooting this summer. The same thing has already been confirmed by Chris Casamassa himself only a month ago.

And is it official that you're set to star in Mortal Kombat 3?
I have been talking to the producers for the past month or so pretty intensely, and they say we are set to go. I'll be reprising my role as Johnny Cage. It's supposed to start shooting this summer.

Kombat Kontinues - August 2004
by Gambid on May 23, 2004 :: 5 Comments

The webmaster of our affiliated site MKCenter has recently e-mailed Chris Casamassa, the actor who played Scorpion in Mortal Kombat: The Movie and in Mortal Kombat Conquest and asked him about the third movie. Here is what Chris Casamassa had to say about the beginn of filming the next movie.

Possibly start filming in August of 2004. right now that's all I can say.

"Kombat" Still Up For Fighting
by Gambid on Mar 18, 2004 :: 5 Comments

The movie site Dark Horizons posted a news regarding the third Mortal Kombat movie. Below is a part of the article:

Despite reports last week it seems to have died, other gossip has surfaced that the third "Mortal Kombat" film still has something of a pulse: 'Dave' contacted Threshold Entertainment and asked if it was off, their response: "No, most certainly not. It's happening, just not at New Line. We have Christopher Lambert, Lynn Red Williams, and Linden Ashby amongst others starring".
...
As for the film's title, the working title is Mortal Kombat 3, but that will definitely change by the time of release. Titles we are hearing include: MK - Devastation, MK - Deadly Alliance, MK - Deception (which will also rumored to be MK6). Threshold has yet to decide on the official title"


Click here to read the full text of the article.

Chris Casamassa Reveals MK3: The Movie
by Gambid on Mar 6, 2004 :: 2 Comments

In an interview taken by Bodzio, the webmaster of our affiliated site Mortal Kombat Center Chris Casamassa, the actor who played Scorpion in Mortal Kombat: The Movie confirmed that he will once again play the evil ninja in the next Mortal Kombat movie. According to the information he shared, the filming must start later this year and the movie will appear in theaters in 2005. Here is a part of the interview:

MK Center: We heard that MK3 Movie is coming, can you tell us Something more about it? Will you play in it ? (as Scorpion of course).
Chris Casamassa: I will be SCORPION It Should start filming later this year and be in theaters 2005. Cant say more I've been sworn to secrecy.

New Line No Longer Distributing New MK Movies?
by Gambid on Feb 7, 2004 :: 5 Comments

MKOnline reported yesterday that New Line will no longer distribute any future Mortal Kombar movies. The source of this news is an e-mail message sent to Robert Shaye, co-chairman and co-CEO of New Line Cinema by Anthony Maurizio. Below is a part of the text of the e-mail:

Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 16:19:15 -0500
From: "SHAYE, BOB"
Subject: RE: Mortal Kombat franchise
To: 'Anthony G Maurizio'

We no longer have any subsequent rights.

Good luck.

Robert Shaye


The complete text of the e-mail you can read in our forums.

E-mail to the producers of MK3
by Gambid on Jun 20, 2003 :: 0 Comments

MortalKombat.com posted the following message on their website:

"Mortal Kombat fans, while we are making preparations for the next MK movie, we are happy to offer you the ability to get your thoughts directly to the producers of the film. We are replacing this message board with an email box for you to contact the producers directly. email your desires for the movie to:

producer@Mortalkombat.com

We will read the messages, but because we are busy with the film, we may not respond directly. Please don't send any fanfic or spec scripts as they will be deleted and not read. Share with us who you would like to see in the next project, who you wouldn't like to see, and who your favorites are!

All correspondence becomes the property of Threshold Entertainment."


To see the page with the message click here!

There is something you must know if you want to send something. The link to the e-mail is different from the displayed address.

Displayed: producer@Mortalkombat.com
Link: producer1@mortalkombat.com

We are not sure which the correct address is, so use the both if you want to send something.

Status: Completed
by Gambid on Jun 11, 2003 :: 0 Comments

IMDB.com updated with new information about Mortal Kombat 3: Domination. The status of the film has been changed from "in production" to "Completed". Unfortunately there is no Release Date yet.

Information from IMDB.com

Directed by
John R. Leonett

Writing credits
Ed Boon (video games) &
John Tobias (video games)

Runtime
100 minutes

Taglines
The gods have fallen... The tournament has been broken... The rules no longer matter...

Plot Outline
After Liu Kang, Sonya, and Jax defeated Shao Kahn and prevented merger of the Outworld with Earth, Shinnok exacts his revenge by forming an alliance with the powerful sorcerer Quan Chi. Together, they open a portal to Earth in a bid for ultimate domination. Lord Rayden, now an elder god, becomes dismayed by this horrific turn of events and calls forth the warriors of Mortal Kombat once more. Discovering a loophole in the rules of the tournament, and needing every ounce of help he can get, Rayden summons forth the soul of deceased warrior Johnny Cage and resurrects him so that he may join his fellow fighters and send Shinnok and his allies back to hell once and for all.

In the original Plot Outline, that was published on IMDB.com Shinnok was replaced with Shao Kahn. But Kahn is already dead, so we think that Shinnok is the person, who will ally with Quan Chi.

Visit our Mortal Kombat 3: Domination section for more information.

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